6 Nov 2023

Covid-19 update: 5872 new cases, 19 deaths in past week

2:49 pm on 6 November 2023
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There have been 5872 new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand over the past week, and 19 further deaths attributed to the virus. Of the new cases, 1364 were probable cases.

Of the new cases, 2823 were reinfections.

At midnight on Sunday 5 November, 212 cases were in hospital and five in intensive care.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases was 838 per day.

New interim results from New Zealand's Long Covid Registry show support measures for the illness are lacking, with people heading in to work unwell.

Research lead Dr Paula Lorgelly said the study showed Long Covid was a debilitating condition.

Last week, Te Whatu Ora reported 3934 new cases and 29 further deaths.

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